Kitty Cat Hand-Warmers To Make

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Kitty Cat Hand Warmers to Make
A few years back I designed some Hot Dog- Hand-Warmers and have been asked on a few occasions if I would design cats.

So here are my Kitty Cat Hand-Warmers, sure to make you purr.

They are wonderful to have in your pockets on a cold day and are small enough that they don't take up a lot of room.

Hot Dog hand warmers to make
These are great fabric stash busters. You could even sew them up in colors that match your own feline.

Think about having a basket of both the dog and cat hand warmers by your front door. 

These make great stocking stuffers and handmade gifts for friends and family.

Halloween Bat Place Cards - Printable

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Halloween bat place card
Tonight is All Hallow's Eve and I made these Bat Place Cards for our dinner table.

Bat became part of Halloween because people thought that they were vampires in disguise.

This image was taken from a antique book of animals. 

I don't want my Halloween to be too scary so the bat place cards are spooky enough without going over the top.

Quick and Simple Halloween Decorating Ideas

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Quick and easy halloween decorating ideas
I have quick and simple Halloween decorating ideas that you can use.

You might not have a lot of time but you want to decorate inside without a lot of fuss and bother.

You need to shop through your own home to see what you have.

You might be surprised about how quickly you can pull together a fun Halloween look inside your house.
Things that go bump in the night signI like putting little Halloween decorations all over the house. I thought I would put this sign in the guest bedroom (not really).

This spooky little Halloween sign would look great on an entryway table or a desk.

I have heard all different versions of this Scottish prayer and this is the one that my sisters use to say around Halloween time.

"May the Lord protect you from ghosties and ghoulies and long legged beasties and things that go bump in the night", always managed to send a few gentle shivers down my back. 

Pumpkin Carving Basics - Tricks and Secrets

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Pumpkin Carving Basics - Tricks and Secrets
There are some basics of pumpkin carving that if you know will make it quicker and more fun to do and also give you a nicer Jack-o-lantern to display.

There are some amazing artist out there that can do really incredible things to pumpkins but you just might want to know how to get a decent looking Jack-o-lantern that you can put on the front porch for Halloween.

While carving pumpkins is a simple thing there are a few tricks that will give you a nicer looking Jack in the end.

Halloween Banner - Printable

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Halloween bannerA Halloween Banner is a fast fun way to decorate for Halloween. This free printable Halloween Banner is very easy to assemble. 

It reads, Something Wicked This Way Comes. (Shakespeare Act 4 Scene 1)

Simply print out the letters on card stock, cut, string together and hang up.

Halloween banners can be hung in various places. 

It could be hung in a front widow, over a staircase or on the mantle of a fireplace.

Soap Souvenirs - Fabulous Travel Keepsakes

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soap, soup souvenirsSouvenirs can be a lot of fun to remember your great travels but you really don't want to start cluttering up your home with a lot of dust collectors.

I'm always on the look out for something fun and interesting to bring home with me that will truly make me remember my trip.

We are all advised not to take any nature out of the area as hordes of tourist doing the same thing can decimate a habitat.

Soap has become my new travel souvenir. 

How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds

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How to roast pumpkin seedsEver wonder how to roast pumpkin seeds? I know that every time you scoop out the inners from your Jack-o-lanterns the thought probably crosses you mind.

It is easy to roast these tasty little snacks but I do have to admit I have never found a graceful way to eat them.

Sitting on the back porch eating the roasted pumpkin seeds with the kids on a warm autumn day it probably the best way to go about it.

Pumpkin seeds are full great vitamins. They have most of the B vitamins and vitamins A and C.  These are a tasty little snack that are easy to make.

Thanksgiving Place Card - Printable

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Thanksgiving place card free printableA Thanksgiving Place Card sets the mood for a Thanksgiving Feast. This Thanksgiving place card features a rather saucy looking antique turkey.

Canadian Thanksgiving is next weekend and I designed these for our table. The bright colors of the turkey can be mimicked throughout your tablescape. 

The original image for this turkey was from a postcard from the early part of the 20th century.

Print out the cards, cut and fold and you are done.
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